Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Jethou and Herm, Channel Islands

?1832

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 187 x 114 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D23530
Turner Bequest CCLII 3 a

Catalogue entry

With the sketchbook turned vertically, Turner recorded the distant prospect of a cluster of craggy islands at the top of this page. Just above, the initials for the Channel Islands of Jethou and Herm presumably locate this as the view from or near the north-western coast of Sark.
Technical notes:
The bottom of the page is marked with grey watercolour, carried over or transferred from folio 4 recto opposite (D23531; Turner Bequest CCLII 4).
Most of the bottom of the page is discoloured to a light shade of ochre.

John Chu
April 2014

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